Drug Trade and Widespread Disorder in the Jungle Regions of the Philliphines

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Social Conditions: The Philippines has a population of approximately 107,668,231 is predominantly Catholic. There are eight major Dialects of Tagolog, but the two official languages are Filipino and English. (CIA WFB, 2012) It is estimated that about 4.5 million people have been displaced by the terrorist activities of NPA as well as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Abu Sayyaf Group, and the New People's Army as well as clan feuds, and natural disasters such as typhoon Bopha in December 2012, the Bohol earthquake in October 2013, and typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 (CIA WFB, 2012) Domestically made methamphetamine production is a major concern for the government and has been rising steadily despite government crackdowns. Production is mainly in rural areas where government and police control is limited and it is being smuggled to more affluent areas of the country (State.gov, 2014) Effect: With the drug trade and widespread disorder in the jungle regions, Collectors, can levy the support of displaced persons, by the fighting, The Brutality of government fraction groups and fear of them is likely going to limit access to sources Response: MSO operation geared towards the displaced personnel, would provide collectors with a widespread/diverse source pool, allowing collectors to operate with little restrictions, however access to sources, would likely be done over the phone on a regular basis, when sources can meet, it would likely take place at night or in a snap

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